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Description found in Archives
10 May 1838
Place of creation
No place, unknown, or undetermined
Scope and content
Title probably refers to Sir J. Dorratt. Drawn on board HMS HASTINGS. The subject is a genre scene depicting a male figure with his back to the viewer observing two sailors working in a ship's boat suspended outboard by chains from two boat davits. The sailors are wearing broad-brimmed hats with flat crowns. The figure in the foreground is wearing a coat with a flared skirt, a waist seam, a back pleat [secured] by two buttons, slightly puffed sleeve heads and a sloping shoulder line. He also wears a peaked cap with a flat crown extending beyond the sides and tassel. Line is belayed to a cleat and a fairlead.
Credit: Library and Archives Canada, James Bruce, 8th Earl of Elgin, and family fonds (R977). Copyright: expired/périmé.
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